Murkowski Won't See Fuglvog in her Office

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she won't see a former aide-turned-lobbyist in her office for the time being.

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by Brooks Putman

KODIAK- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she won't see a former aide-turned-lobbyist in her office for the time being.

Murkowski says her office has a policy, that there needs to be a two-year separation between work and any access to her or her staff in terms of lobbying.

A former fisheries aide to Murkowski, Arne Fuglvog, has started work as a lobbyist for commercial fishing interests after serving time in prison for falsifying his fishing records.

Fuglvog resigned as fisheries adviser to Murkowski shortly before his plea deal with prosecutors was made public in 2011.

Murkowski os quoted to say that Fuglvog has a significant understanding of Alaska fisheries. She says he has paid the price for his "misdoings."